“I firmly belie...

Saturday, November 2, 2013

“I firmly believe that the moment our hearts are emptied of selfishness and ambition and self-seeking and everything that is contrary to God's law, the Holy Spirit will come and fill every corner of our hearts; but if we are full of pride and conceit, ambition and self-seeking, pleasure and the world, there is no room for the Spirit of God. I also believe that many a man is praying to God to fill him, when he is full already with something else. Before we pray that God would fill us, I believe we ought to pray that He would empty us. There must be an emptying before there can be a filling; and when the heart is turned upside down, and everything that is contrary to God is turned out, then the Spirit will come...”
― D.L. Moody

That last part especially.

Always remember, there is nothing worth sharing like the love that let us share our name.

Friday November 1st.

My siblings playfully fighting over a game. My older sister telling me about her day.The excitement in my younger sisters voice as she asks me about a show we are both watching. Texting my parents who are at the grocery store to get chocolate chip ice cream.Yelling at the siblings,because it's now become more than playful fighting.Thinking of my middle brother, and feeling guilty about still being on the second chapter of the book he keeps asking me to read.Typing these words on my phones notes because unlike normal people I can't sit, think and write.Thinking  of my  oldest brother as I listen to music he introduced me to.Knowing the comfort I have in my family. The comfort of being a child with parents who love me and still make decisions for me.Thanking God that he allowed me to be born into the perfect family. That I have two strong, godly ,loving parents. Two people who love each other so very much. I hear it in their voices each morning. In their teasing and laughing.Knowing they aren't perfect.. Loving and serving one another despite their imperfections.That is love.Wishing to find a love as strong as theirs someday. To be the kind of parents they are to me and my siblings.Love. Knowing this is what makes a family. This is what makes my family.

Find your ordinary.


"How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard." — A.A. Milne

I couldn't say anything that would express how much my best friend means to me. She is gorgeous, caring, loving, brave,an amazing volleyball player.She is always building me up and encouraging me. She makes me laugh so hard. She makes me feel so special. I love her so very much. I couldn't thank God enough for creating her and letting me have her as a best friend and cousin.As i get older i am reminded how much relationships really matter. I encourage you today to cultivate the ones you have and make new friendships. Life needs more hard to say goodbye relationships.

Find your ordinary. 


This picture was taken by my sister Jordan(http://jobekahphotography.com/) We both were emotional because this was taken at her last highschool volleyball game.

"In the sweetness of friendship let there be laughter, and sharing of pleasures. For in the dew of little things, does the heart find its morning and is refreshed." — Kahlil Gibran

Oh this girl made me laugh.